The WMA Difference

Why choose Waldron Mercy Academy from the many independent, private elementary schools on the Main Line? Because your child deserves the advantage of a Waldron Mercy Academy education.

Your child will experience:

  • Challenging Academics
  • Strong Foundation in Faith
  • Joy of Discovery in the Arts, Sciences and Languages
  • Character-Building Extracurriculars

Our school continues the mission of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. We connect the rich to the poor and the healthy to the sick through community outreach programs. We celebrate academic progress and encourage students to develop the confidence necessary to assume responsible membership and leadership in the global community.

At Waldron Mercy, students address the needs of others through acts of service. They learn to serve not merely out of charity, but from a developing sense of social justice.

Children learn in an atmosphere of openness, trust, hospitality and outreach. This charism of Mercy based upon the Christian values of faith, hope and love is the guiding principle of our school.

Our School

  • Founded in 1923; Coeducational, since 1987
  • Student/Faculty ratio 8:1
  • Child Care, for children from three months
  • Early Childhood Class for three year olds
  • Full-day pre-k, kindergarten, and Montessori
  • Grades one through eight
  • Classes per age group: 2 and 3
  • Class size: between 13 and 19
  • Advanced degrees: 60% of faculty
  • Faculty/Staff: 76
  • 35 acre suburban campus, just outside Philadelphia
  • 10+ years of service: 75% of faculty
  • Middle States Association Accredited
  • Twice recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
  • Bus or van service from 18 school districts, SEPTA access
  • 9 formal open houses held throughout the school year



Gender Diversity


Ethnic Diversity


Geographic Diversity


Religious Diversity

Contact us:

513 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066 
t. 610-664-9847 
driving directions

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